Monthly Archives: March 2019

Purchase earplugs

3M Earplugs Stringed E-A-R Push Ins

 Ready-made earplugs are not so expensive, so they are good for musicians to use as a starting point to protect their ears. For musicians, the most common type is the one that reduces the sound by 20 dB and has a cord around the neck. At the time of writing this blog, the earplugs with strings I purchased cost about 3 dollers.

 

The difference between New Wave, New-Age, and New Music.

 New wave is a genre of rock music  popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.  New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music (early new wave) or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre. It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.

 New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, reading as a method of stress management to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance, or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. New-age music includes both acoustic forms, featuring instruments such as flutes, piano, acoustic guitar and a wide variety of non-Western acoustic instruments, and electronic forms, frequently relying on sustained synth pads or long sequencer-based runs. Vocal arrangements were initially rare in the genre, but as it has evolved vocals have become more common, especially those featuring Native American-, Sanskrit-, or Tibetan-influenced chants, or lyrics based on mythology such as Celtic legends.

 New music is one of the genres of Japanese popular music that became popular from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. In composing aspect, we added elements such as rock to the folk song, and in the lyrics side it was a new music that excluded the political and lifestyle feeling that was characteristic of the previous folk songs. However, there are deviations in definitions, etc.

 

What is Crossover?

 Crossover is a musical term that refers to a style that fuses musicality by overcoming genres of genres. It is a type of performance style of jazz that incorporates electric musical instruments and electronic musical instruments popular in the early 1970’s. From the late 1960s, it is a new style of music that incorporates electric instruments and rock style rendition style. Jazz rock and electric jazz were born, and some musicians such as Miles Davies and others tried to expand the possibilities of the style of performance. And, with the advent of electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers, performance expressions such as tone color became rich. In addition to jazz performance as a work, it also influenced mutual influence through pop music and rock. From the studio musicians in New York and Los Angeles, “crossover” music that overcomes the genre’s fence. It has been created in a more mixed form.

What is Mod (subculutre)?

 Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries,  and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of stylish London-based young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music (including soul, ska, and R&B); and motor scooters (usually Lambretta or Vespa).

 

 

What is LINE MUSIC?

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Yasuharu Nagura on LINE MUSIC

 Line Music (stylized as LINE MUSIC) is a subscription-based music streaming service by Line Corporation that combines existing Line Messenger app with the entertainment system that users not only can stream the music on-demand, but users can share the music directly to Line messenger. The chairman for the Line Music division is Lim-Suk Jun.

 Line Music was initially launched in Thailand where Thailand is the second largest Line messenger market share in the world after Japan, with 33 million registered users using this service, compared to the Japanese market with 58 million registered users. Line has signed deals with major labels in Thailand such as RS Music BEC-TERO, SpicyDisc, and What The Duck to allow their works to be streamed in this service.

 On June 11th,  2015, Line Corporation launched the Line Music in Japan, with new deals with major labels has been signed such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and King Records.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on LINE MUSIC

https://music.line.me/artist/mi000000000aea2b6a/album